New Traditions is a statewide network of resource centers and resource personnel. The goal of New Traditions is to help members of special populations enroll, enter, and complete career and technical programs. New Traditions is designed to assist people who are facing economic changes and need skills training. Its major purpose is to assist in planning careers that offer more job security, higher pay and employment success.
Who is eligible for New Traditions?
NONTRADITIONALS are individuals who are seeking employment in an occupation traditionally dominated by the opposite gender.
SINGLE PARENTS are individuals who are unmarried or legally separated from their spouse and are pregnant or have a minor child(ren) for which the parent has either sole or joint custody.
DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS are individuals who are divorced, widowed, separated, or have a disabled spouse, and must prepare for paid employment.
INDIVIDUALS FROM ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES including foster children.
GIRLS AND WOMEN 14-25 are female students seeking vocational skills to enable them to support themselves and their families.
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES and individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including limited English proficiency.
Assistance and Available Services
Help in identifying your interest and skills
Support services for finding solutions to your special concerns
Paid tuition for vocational training for qualified applicants
Adult Basic Education
Financial Aid Information
Educational or Training Referrals
Job Placement and Follow-up
Professional Development for Educators
Need Help Getting Started?
Consider our Career Focus Seminar
Identify your interests, skills, and personal preferences
Explore occupations and the job market (links to career info)
Investigate nontraditional careers
Discover vocational training opportunities
Check out financial aid available (links to scholarships page)
Renew and build self-confidence
Set your own life-career goals
Decide how to implement your goals
Be a part of a supportive, searching, and sharing group